The top of the most beautiful markets in Vendée

Saint-Jean-de-Monts
The top of the most b ...

What a beautiful landscape that Vendée, region between Loire-Atlantique and Charente-Maritime. With its beautiful sandy beaches, pine forests and marshes, it is pleasant to live there and to stay there during the holidays or a weekend. Along the coast and inland, visit charming little towns where markets are held all year round. Discover the Vendée on many markets that will make you travel.


Opening photo: AdobeStock jackfrog

The Saint-Jean-de-Monts market

Saint-Jean-de-Monts will be our starting point with a large market in the historic town centre. Non-food, it offers clothing, decorations and Yole place crafts. Blue, marine prints, beachside birds, you can't go wrong, you're in Vendée.

Adobe Stock Upixa


The Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie market

Half an hour further is Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie with several markets open all year round. Place Guy Kergoulin, Place du Vieux Port and herb market, there is something for everyone and for all desires. Breathe the iodized air and choose the fresh fish you are going to cook. In summer, stroll through the night market from 8 p.m. to midnight, a pleasant walk in the summer sweetness.

Beillevaire

Beillevaire
Beillevaire

BEILLEVAIRE, A QUALITY CHEESE BRAND WELL REPRESENTED IN VENDÉE Sweet scented scents emanate from the Halles de la ...

609 m - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Les Viviers de Sion

Les Viviers de Sion
Les Viviers de Sion

Since 2016, our Les Viviers de Sion establishment in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez has been enriched with oyster beds ...

3,0 km - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

La Minute Blonde

La Minute Blonde
La Minute Blonde

Want to make a regional and original gift? La Minute Blonde in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (85) can help you! Indeed, ...

3,3 km - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie


The Bretignolles-sur-Mer market

We continue further south to Brétignolles-sur-Mer where the market halls represent the showcase of the town centre. On 450 m2 of covered market, 14 traders share their passion and their quality products, 6 days a week from April to September and 3 days a week the rest of the year.

Read our fact sheet on Bretignolles-sur-Mer

The La-Roche-sur-Yon market

Let's go inland 40 minutes away to reach La-Roche-sur-Yon and its halls in the city center. Every morning, except Monday and Wednesday, local producers and craftsmen fill the stalls with local products. Take advantage of the advice of enthusiasts and taste gourmet preparations before extending your tour of the markets.

Photo market christian-mackie


The Sables-d'Olonne market

Here is a charming market, that of Sables-d'Olonne. Competing for 2 years in a row for the program "the most beautiful market in France", enter under the halls, a metal and brick structure in yellow, blue and black, built on two levels. Every morning, except Monday, find 50 traders between the port and the beach to taste the specialties. Mogette, salicornia, prefou, waste and maraichin flan, you won't be hungry.


Talmont-Saint-Hilaire market

The next town is Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, where a small covered market with 11 producers welcomes you all year round and every Thursday at an outdoor market around the halls. Stock up on local products provided in short circuit.

My Little Shoemaker

My Little Shoemaker
My Little Shoemaker

MY LITTLE SHOEMAKER SHOEMAKER IN TALMONT-SAINT-HILAIRE Located in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire in the department of ...

82 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Serrurerie Talmondaise

Serrurerie Talmondaise
Serrurerie Talmondaise

Are you looking for a locksmith near Talmont-Saint-Hilaire for emergency repairs? Do you need to duplicate your ...

82 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

LA DECO'finement

LA DECO'finement
LA DECO'finement

LA DECO'finement is a decoration shop located in the town center of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire. It offers you decorative ...

125 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire


The Jard-sur-Mer market

About ten minutes further, here is a market that should not be missed, that of Jard-sur-Mer, renowned for its quality of products and its attendance. Food, clothing, decorations, plants, etc. No less than 150 traders gather on Monday at Place des Ormeaux for an unmissable market.

Take sweets at the market and wait for the end of the day to admire the sunset on the tip of Payré

 

Fontenay-le-Comte market

We end with Fontenay-le-Comte, in the south of the Vendée, in a market under the halls on Saturday and Wednesday. Here, gastronomy is highlighted with local and artisanal products.

Read our article on the town of Fontenay-le-Comte

You have crisscrossed the Vendée through all the best markets in the region. If you like the friendly atmosphere, good products and discoveries , stay with us to take part in the traditional Vendée fairs. Customs, traditions and local products, there is plenty to enjoy all year round.


Did you like our article? Find more on the Vendée Guide Blog! Find us also on the Facebook page of the Guide de la Vendée and on our Instagram account @guidedelavendee


Back to "Food Lovers"

You will also like

The Vendée as a couple, a lovely break for two

The Vendée as a couple, a lovely break for two
The Vendée as a couple, a lovely break for two

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Top 10 activities to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts!

Top 10 activities to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts!
Top 10 activities to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts!

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

7 days in Vendée: Visit the Vendée Coast in 1 week

7 days in Vendée: Visit the Vendée Coast in 1 week
7 days in Vendée: Visit the Vendée Coast in 1 week

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

What to do at Barre-de-Monts-Fromentine?

What to do at Barre-de-Monts-Fromentine?
What to do at Barre-de-Monts-Fromentine?

11,0 km - La Barre-de-Monts

Hiking in the Vendée: circuits, routes and tips

Hiking in the Vendée: circuits, routes and tips
Hiking in the Vendée: circuits, routes and tips

11,0 km - La Barre-de-Monts

To discover around

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

A large seaside resort on the Vendée coast, Saint-Jean-de-Monts is popular for its 8km of magnificent fine white ...

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Explora Parc

Explora Parc
Explora Parc

The 100% sensational Adventure Just a stone's throw from the large beach of Saint Jean de Monts, enjoy an outdoor ...

1,2 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Plage de la Baigneuse

Plage de la Baigneuse
Plage de la Baigneuse

1,4 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Plage de la Parée du Jonc

Plage de la Parée du Jonc
Plage de la Parée du Jonc

4,3 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Plage des Becs

Plage des Becs
Plage des Becs

4,8 km - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Ride around

Chemin des îlots verts

Chemin des îlots verts
Chemin des îlots verts

279 m - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Walking

Sentier de la Vigie

Sentier de la Vigie
Sentier de la Vigie

1,3 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Walking

Sentier de la Vigie

Sentier de la Vigie
Sentier de la Vigie

1,3 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Walking

Le sentier de l'explorateur

Le sentier de l'explorateur
Le sentier de l'explorateur

1,3 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Walking

Sentier de l'explorateur

Sentier de l'explorateur
Sentier de l'explorateur

1,3 km - Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Walking